Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Often, browsing and dreaming is therapy simply enough for me.
Yet, for those super industrious this week, what about making a snazzy, little book mark that will ear mark a special little treasure. Or for your most recent book, adding a new fabric DIY bookmark to add sparkle your day.
Sew Happy! http://warmbiscuit.com/artsandcrafts.html
Thursday, April 26, 2012
First click here to download your Free Pattern. Download and print our pattern sheet: Retro Fun Pot Holder Pattern.
And for detailed sewing instructions, pop over to the Sew4Home website.
We think these make stunning hostess gifts, mother's day presents or fabulous Christmas gifts (hmm, I do always love a homemade gift!) We've picked out some fun fabric combinations, starting with the zippy and oh so chic Chevron Fabric (Keep in mind, you can use scrap yardage as you only need 1/4 yard of fabric for each side, plus bias).
Sew Happy! We'd love to see your handy work so remember to e mail us with your finished mitts!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
|Courtesy of Sincerely, Kinsey|
Transform your nest and bedding with these whimsical and fun pillows.
Pick your favorite fabric for the core fabric and a simpler fabric for the heart. Select a fabric (a small, ditzy floral fabric will work if subtle) that will clearly showcase the "His" and "Hers" lettering.
Have fun and remember to Sew Happy!
Monday, April 16, 2012
Our new favorite blogger de jour is Emma from A Beautiful Mess. She reminds us of Zooey Deschanel of the New Girl fame and someone we are convinced would be our BFF!
In the meantime, Emma has shown us how to make this sporty equestrian horse pillows. Super easy and fun for a kitschy cabin or if you are simply Wild about a Horse Themed room.
|Courtesy of A Beautify Mess|
And if you are a knitter, than the extra yarn you have comes in handy. Take an Instagram shot or Pin It on Pinterest and let us know how your pillows turn out.
Monday, April 9, 2012
|Courtesy of Going Home to Roost|
Happiness. We discovered this easy to do DIY project on the Going Home to Roost site. A brightly colored, fabric covered mousepad is an instant desk remodel and somehow makes type-weary fingers happy.
Plus, this project is so simple that you can make several and have a stunning personalized gift to give to your blogging friends and family.
Follow these steps to make:
- Place your mousepad on the fusible web liner
- Trace around mousepad with your pencil
- Remove the second liner (NOTE: check to see which liner removes first by peeling apart at the corner).
- Stick the fusible web to the wrong side of fabric (wrong side is the side you do not what to see on the finished product) .
- Cut out the fusible web and the fabric together along your traced line.
- Peel off remaining paper liner (leaving the web on the fabric)
- stick to the top of your mousepad- line it up perfectly!
- Press for 10-15 seconds with your iron on medium heat (NOTE: the mousepad could be sensitive to high heat, test a small area first or better yet lay down a piece of fabric on top of the mousepad for added protection).
Monday, April 2, 2012
|Courtesy of A Pretty Cool Life|
Friends at A Pretty Cool Life have given you an easy-to-follow tutorial.
Plus, it is a fabulous way to use some of your favorite fabric scraps. The design is so neutral too that you'll be able to bring out different color palettes. (We love a pop of orange or teal)
polka dot fabrics or any colorful color palette you want. Keep in mind, we are happy to send Free Swatches so call us and ask us.
In truth, you can't make a mistake as this pattern is so versatile and perfect for either a sweet baby girl or boy!
Have fun and happy sewing.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
|Photo cutesy of Tip Junkie|
You do need to know how to do two things in order to tackle this project:
- Follow directions ! (smile, it is a problem for me!)
The rest is simply deciding on which color and fabrics to use to make your fabric hampers (once you make one, you'll be sure to make a few!)
Click here for the detailed tutorial. She'll even show you how to build the frame. You'll have fun with this fabulously USEFUL DIY project!